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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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2011 marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever. Working again with our friends at Sony Legacy (yup, the same folks we did our Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with), Dogfish Head pays tribute to this blues legend by gettin the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale. Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse, 10.0 ABV, 10.0 SRM in color, and dry-hopped with 100% centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we at Dogfish are stoked for this mighty musical centennial? To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the centennial hops (and as a shout out to Robert Johnsons mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson) we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7432) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
75 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh.
Pours orange color with a small head. Very nice hoppy notes on the nose, mild lemon, some pine and resinous notes too, a bit sweet. Bitter malty palate, lots and lots of lemon, resin and some sweet orange. Alcohol is very well hidden. Extremely well balanced and the lemon nuances here work very well, hop profile is top notch. Excellent.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, floral, pine, and bread. Taste is broiled grapefruit, honey lemon candy, floral, herbal, bread, lemon peel, and medium bitterness. Medium-full body, nice carbonation. Bitterness and alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
Huge hop nose. Lovely. Deep gold color. Malty front with fruity flavors like pear. Candylike sweetness. Tingly end. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Hops a gogo in the nose, deep orange, nice fizzy head on top. Very intense malt sweet hops taste. Fruity. Beautiful brew. Nicely balanced

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Awesome beer, I love the hops with some lemon. Good call Dogfish Head! I like this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DWestrick (470) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
bottle. One of the best I’ve had in a while - tremendous taste and finish. Outstanding!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1240) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Aged, room temp who knows possibly a few years or more. Pours a heady lacy dark sunset orange. Aroma of dusty sandy minerally toasted malt and stange peppery hops.Strange vinous aroma. Vegetably. Ive smelt off double ipas like this so not shure if this is quite to par for its worth. I would say fuck aging this as it is. It wont do it much good. Malty with citrus sweet caramel malts peppery bittering a little toast/roast malt. Not worth buying this bottle for 13 bucks unless it was newer. Allthough its abv may be worth its weight and overall it wasn’t a terrible experience, just feel like I didn’t get the most out of its potential. You know what Im sayin. Also this beer did not appear to be in 100 ibu territory at least an aged bottle such as mine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6935) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"A nice beer that unlike Bitches Brew, wasn’t quite worth the price. Good amount of malt and a nice hoppy citrus backbone, with the lemons not being as prominent as I figured or hoped they’d be. With 60 and 90 minute ipa already in the line-up, this was needed to stand out more. big, full feel. hid the alcohol well."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BayouBeer76 (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
nuts, earthy, mildly floral, aroma, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, lively palate

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - SEP 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-17-13- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a lightly hazed golden-orange colored brew with a one finger white head. The head persists fairly well fading over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is very citrusy with lots of grapefruit and orange peel. Along with these more bitter citrus smells are notes of some light caramel sweetness as well as hints of bready malts, some candied like sugar aromas, as well as a little bit of an herbal hop smell. Taste – The taste begins slightly sweeter with caramel and a sugared orange peel taste. While it starts sweeter there is certainly a presence of some nice grapefruit and herbal hop flavors upfront. As the taste advances the sugar dries some while some malt flavors of biscuit and a bit of a bready taste come to the tongue. All the while the bitter hoppiness of the brew gets stronger with an alcohol taste working its way onto the tongue. More grapefruit and lemon hop with a nice dose of an herbal hop taste mix with the malt and caramel to in the end leave a moderately citrus, bitter, but somewhat smoother taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the medium to slightly lower side in terms of thickness for a brew of 10 % abv with a carbonation level that was just above normal. The two characteristics of the brew gave it a more crisp feel and helped make very drinkable. Overall – A smoother and rather easy drinking hopped brew with nice transitions between a sweetness upfront to a nice citrus hop base mixed with a little bit of boozy flavors and a decent malt backbone in the end. Quite tasty and rather easy drinking even at 10 % abv.


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